Posted 12/25/2018 11:41 (#7195216 - in reply to #7194897) Subject: RE: iPhone switch around strategy
Middlesex County, Ontario
If all that is holding you back is the SIM card replacement; the SIM card is unique to your plan. A new SIM card is included (for free or small charge) with a new plan. If you lose or damage your SIM card a replacement is about $10. You just need a paperclip to replace it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szcAfzoHPlw
Phones can be "locked" or "unlocked." A locked phone will only work with one carrier. An unlocked phone will work with all carriers. If your current phone is unlocked; you could cancel your Verizon plan, get a new plan, put your new SIM card in your phone, and be done.
If your phone is locked then you can call Verizon and try to have the phone unlocked. You can do so now, since when unlocked the phone will still work with your current Verizon SIM card. I don't know what your laws are regarding unlocking; they may try to charge you a fee. Since recently, in Canada, all new phones are sold unlocked and all old phones can be unlocked for free.
If you have an unlocked phone then you have the option of purchasing a prepaid SIM card from a gas station, sticking it in your phone, and making calls. I do that when travelling out of the country.